How Facebook Is Making VR More Social

How Facebook Is Making VR More Social

A new concept for the Oculus Rift hopes to connect people in virtual hangouts and encourage greater interaction on the social network

Jennifer Passas
  • 19 december 2016

Up until now, putting on a virtual reality (VR) headset and the experience that ensues has been a fairly solitary experience. Facebook is hoping to change that by creating a VR experience that enables more social interactions called Parties. With the release of two new updates to Gear VR, Parties act as a virtual reality phone call paired with Oculus Rooms that gives you a space to “hang out” with friends.

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